Perrine, Goulds
& Richmond Heights

History Abounds

This former railroad town is today a thriving suburban area.


The neighboring South Dade towns of Perrine, Goulds and Richmond Heights hold a fascinating place in Miami's history. They tell the tale of pioneer homesteaders developing the land for agriculture, transportation and entrepreneurial pursuits at the turn of the century.

Both Goulds and Perrine flourished during the early days of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, while the story of Richmond Heights picks up later in American history after World War II. It was developed as a community for African American veterans by Captain Frank C. Martin. Martin was inspired by the men he served with during the war and their need for quality affordable housing during the Jim Crow era.

Today, these areas are ripe for exploration. To get a glimpse into South Dade's pioneering history visit Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village, which was restored and reconstructed as a charming railroad town square. Here, you can visit antique shops, art galleries, restaurants and a saloon all shaded by South Dade's lush canopy of trees. The area is also home to sprawling farmland where you can pick your own strawberries at Burr's Berry Farm or learn about agricultural life at the Little Farm. There's an entire world to discover when you pass through Perrine, Goulds and Richmond Heights. Take your time and soak it all in.

Upcoming EventsPerrine / Cutler Bay

  • "Festive Fridays" series

    Mar 01 - Mar 31, 2017

    Perrine/Cutler Ridge/Goulds

    Look out for our weekly "Festive Fridays" series - Cultural events and performances taking place every Friday between 6-8 PM...

  • Indie Flicks: Some Beasts

    Mar 31 - Mar 31, 2017

    Perrine/Cutler Ridge/Goulds

    Working in an insular farming community in Appalachia, Sal Damon, a modern-day Thoreau, seeks solace from a past relationship....

  • Drumline Live

    Apr 01 - Apr 01, 2017

    Perrine/Cutler Ridge/Goulds

    The show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movie, DRUMLine Live joins 40+percussive musicians,...